Have A Great Time Going to Sikkim for Shopping

Sikkim tourist places - Gangtok Market

Sikkim Tourist places - gangtok_Lal MarketThe Himalayan state of Sikkim offers a unique shopping experience. Sikkim is the best spot for shopping freaks. The land is proud of its traditional arts and crafts that may pull you to posses them at random. Exploring the Sikkim tourist places for the local assets will be a pleasing thing to do.

The most gorgeous place for Shopping in Sikkim is Gangtok. Gangtok is the capital of Sikkim and also a major collection of shopping places too. The places like Gangtok Market, Gramin Vikas Agency, Old Market, Lall Sikkim tourist Places - Antiques with Buddhist motifsMarket, M.G. Road and New Market are known for some of the great collection of traditional handicrafts and Sikkim Tea. Here you can outline a collection of shops which involves myriad handicrafts and other items. Lal Market is a local market area that provides dried fish, yak’s cheese or chhurpi and yeast to make the local beer.

In the local markets check out for Woven Woolen Carpets and Blankets, Thangkas – traditional paintings on cotton canvas and often framed with silk, Sweaters and Jackets, Jewelery, Choksee or small wooden tables, Sikkim tourist Places - Wooden and Bamboo ArtifactsWooden and Bamboo Artifacts, Wall Hanging and Antiques with Buddhist motifs, Sikkim Tea (‘Solja’ and Khangchendzonga’) Cardamom or Elachi, Lepcha Weave bags, Yak’s cheese (chhurpi), in addition to the Tibetan and Sikkemese Garments. Read customer reviews about Sikkim tourist places .

While treasuring a souvenir on your Sikkim tourist places, do not forget to bargain with the shopkeepers, who generally extract higher price tags. Or else go to the Tibetan Handicrafts Centre which is a trusted name to Sikkim Tourist Places - Canvas 003shop in Sikkim. The not-so-good bargainers can go to Government Emporiums, where they will get right price as well as quality assurance.

If you are too crazy about decorative and ornamental pieces, you are at the perfect place to shop at…

 

 

Beauty Beyond Words: Chief Attractions of Sikkim Hill Stations

Pelling - Sikkim tourist places

Sikkim state is completely flourished by the attractive and naturally blessed places. The heavy mist always covers up the high hills and the mystical winds. Sikkim is fashionable by its extended greenery on the entire landscape. Finding a hill stations within this state is very hard as this state is totally grassy and fragile.The complete state looks like a big hill station. Sikkim state is very small state. Even Though many travelers around the world visit this Sikkim tourist places.

Sikkim tourist places - Gangtok-ValleyThe extremely famed hill station of Sikkim is Gangtok. Gangtok literally means a hill top which in itself is a delicacy for the nature lovers. Gangtok hill station is a real Sikkim tourist place which has been sanctified by the Nature god and also the extravagant of culture. It is a one of the perfect place for the tourists. This garden state is spread on the foothills of grand Mount Kanchendezonga is also the capital city of Sikkim. The real Sikkim Tourist Places - gangtoksurprise for the tourist is butterflies, birds, wild herbs and flowers etc that offers by the land of the state. All this elements, you will get to see while going towards the high hills. This place is admired because of almost five hundred types of orchids are present. This hill station is also the best spot for the floral during the month of June – October and also in the start of December. Gangtok also offers pleasure to the adventure lovers with its white-water rafting, trekking, mountain biking, yak safari, etc. Some of the main attractions are Deer Park , White Hall, Do Drul Chorten, Tsongo or Changu lake and Rumtek Gompa, the biggest monastery in Sikkim. Moreover all these, the special masked dances and other folk and cultural attractions drive the tourists go weak and get enchanted by Gangtok.

Sikkim Tourist Places - PellingPelling is a town in West Sikkim. It is famous for magnificent view of the snow-capped mountains of Kanchenjunga. Pelling is a very beautiful and pleasant destination of Sikkim tourist places, which has given its contribution to make Sikkim state amazing enchanting and tremendous. Pelling hill station has been covered up with the snow of the peak. This location gives a panoramic view, that has been decorated by the snowy rocks & clouds. Pelling offers good outlook of entire mountain ranges including the Koktang, Rathong, Kabruclouds-over-Pelling - Sikkim tourist places, Kumbhakarna, Narsing, Kanchenjunga, Dom, Pandim, Shimbho, Zopuno, Siniyalchu and others. The other eye-catching elements are Khelcheopalri Lake and Monastery, these spots comes under the different sections. After wandering in the whole Pelling hill station, you will also get more enjoyment from the Sangay waterfall. At this place, you will get to take enjoyable from the pure white dazzling waterfall. This view of the amazing waterfall from the bridge is simply interesting. In the place of Pelling, one of the best Sikkim tourist places you will get to numbers of dazzling villages, waterfalls, smooth routes of trekking and pleasant atmosphere, which will refresh you completely.

Sikkim Festivals, Colour Yourself with Joyous Celebrations

Festivals Of Sikkim
The Sikkim state celebrates many festivals because of admix of different religion and cultures. For those pepoles who are visiting Sikkim tourist places, offer an exclusive occasion to participate and point up the rich traditions of an ancient culture as well as the warmth and generosity of a friendly people. There are many festivals celebrated in Sikkim through out the year. As the peoples in Sikkim mostly follow Buddhism, the festivals celebrated here are connected to the Buddhist festivals. Just make a trip to Sikkim tourist places to enjoy the concealed festivals.

These Festivals are classified as :

The most celebrated Buddhist festivals that you can see on your Sikkim tourist places are :

Saga Dawa (the Triple Blessed Festival and is considered as the holiest of the holy Buddhist Festivals),
Bumchu (it is celebrated at the monastery at Tashiding in the month of January or February),
Drukpa Tsheshi (o mark the event when Buddha first turned the Wheel of Dharma ),
Lhabab Dhuechen (representing the Descent of Buddha from the heaven),
Losoong (marks the termination of harvest season),
Phang Lhabsol (popularised by the third Chogyal of Sikkim, Chakdor Namgyal and celebrated on the 15th day of the 7th month around the end of August),
Losar (the arrival of New Year),
Guru Rimpoche’s Trungkar Tshechu, Kagyed Dance ( is performed on the 28th and 29th day of the 10th month of the Tibetan Calendar, around December) and KalChakra Puja.

The popular festivals of Hindus that you can see on your Sikkim tourist places are :

Tihar or Tyohar/ Diwali (is celebrated to mark the return of Lord Rama, his wife Sita and brother Lakshmana, to their kingdom after 14 years of exile),
Janamashtami (celebrated in August or September to honor the birth of Lord Krishna),
Dasain/ Dusshera/ Durga Puja (usually celebrated in October indicating the victory of good over evil),
Saraswati Puja (celebrated in January to honor the Goddess of Knowledge Saraswati),
Vishwakarma Puja (observed on 17th September every year to honour Vishwa Karma – the God of Machines),
Holi (marks the advent of spring season)
Ramnavami /Chaite Dasain (to commemorate birth of Lord Ram).
Maghe Sankranti (Makar Sankranti celebrated in January),

Other Festivals:

Namsoong (an original festival of Lepchas to welcome the new year which begins from the first day of first month),
Tendong Lho-Rum-Faat (a Lepcha thanks giving festival to Tendong Hill),
Sakewa ( festival of the Rai community for Kubera, the God of wealth),
Teyongsi Srijunga Sawan Tognam, Christmas, Bhanu Jayanti, Tamu Lochar and Nyempa Guzom.

 

Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks in Sikkim

Wildlife Sanctuaries in Sikkim spread over an extensive area of 5,200 hectares. Sikkim’s animal territory has a large variety of animals and birds. The dense forests in Sikkim provide a comfortable habitat to the fauna in the state. Wildlife in Sikkim consist of snow leopard, wild ass, leopard, red panda, Himalayan black bear, musk deer and flying squirrel to roam in its area. There so many Sikkim tourist places where you can take a look at the amazing Sanctuaries and parks

Khangchendzonga National Park:

The Khangchendzonga National Park is the largest wildlife santuary in Sikkim. And it is spread across an area of 1784 sq km. The third highest peak in the world, the Khangchendzonga, overlaps the western boundary of the park. This park is situated in such a remote area of the North and South districts, the area has remained untouched to quite a large extent. This reserve also includes the huge Zemu Glacier. It is a is dwelling to the snow leopard, Tibetan antelope, flying squirrel ,wild ass, Himalayan black bear, musk deer, barking deer and the red panda who survive in heavenly isolation amongst enormous magnolias, rhododendrons and pine forests. This is one of the best Sikkim tourist place to visit for the wildlife lovers.

Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary:

Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary is extended over an area of 35 sq km. The Sanctuary is located at Maenam in South Sikkim. It offers a spectacular view of Teesta River which flows far below the region. And also Maenam hill comes in the fringe of this Sanctuary. Covered by thick forests Maenam Sanctuary covers a vast range of fauna. There by this thick forests of Maenam is the home of Barking Deer, Red Panda, Civet-Cats, Goral, Serow, Leopard-Cat, Magpies, Black Eagle, Blood Pheasant, Blue necked Pitta, Common Hill Partridge along with many other animals and birds. Tourists come to the sanctuary while enjoying the adventure of trekking.

Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary:

Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary is situated around 25 km from the town of Gangtok. The sanctuary covers a large variety of different birds and butterflies , red pandas, leopards, civet cats and the Himalayan black bear. The sanctuary is also very rich in natural vegetation and consist of various thick forests of katus, champ, kimbu, oak, ferns and bamboo. You can also find here a various numbers of rhododendrons, orchids, mosses and lycopodium. This is also the home to a large number of wild orchids and rhododendrons. A log house with two rooms is accessible at Golitar and Tumin.

Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary:

Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary is the most excellent place to speck twenty different species of rhododendrons in Sikkim. It is located in the in the sublime Yumthang Valley. On the banks of river, you can trace long line of Rhododendron trees and shrubs. This sanctuary is a striking place to see the full glory of flora and fauna. The spring season is consider ed as the best time to visit. Rhododendron Niveum the state tree can be seen only in this sanctuary which is rich in ground flora like primulas, potentillas, poppies, gentians and aconites.

Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary:

Kyongnosia Alpine Sanctuary is situated around 31 km from Gangtok. The sanctuary is located near the famous Tsomgo Lake. This sanctuary is having a very rich natural vegetation cover and consist of various rare species of plants and trees that are hard to find somewhere else. The sanctuary is also having a various species of medicinal plants like Nilo Bikh, Jatamasi, Kutki, etc… various birds like Laughing Thrushes, Satyr, Snow Partridges etc… and various animals like Musk Deer, Leopard, Red Panda etc.
In spite of the smallest area in India, the range of wildlife in Sikkim covers a wide spectrum. There are also few more Wild life Sanctuaries in Sikkim like Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary and Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary. There are also much more wildlife spots in Sikkim tourist places.

Best Season to Visit : March – May and September – December

 

Acquire a Serene of Mind and Divinity In Sikkim

Sikkim is an attractive state with lots of scenic beauty and interesting places to visit. It is the second smallest state in India .Gangtok is its capital city. The main language spoken here is Nepali and Hindi as the second language.
Sikkim is surrounded by the Himalayas and the place is mostly visited by the tourists and the visitors. Sikkim tourist places are extremely well-liked due to its biodiversity, people and cuisine. And became a dreamland of every traveler who wish to spend his leisure amidst serene natural beauty. Sikkim is an attractive state with lots of scenic beauty and interesting places to visit.

The major Sikkim tourist places are :

Gangtok :


It is the modern cosmopolitan city and Sikkim’s capital city. It is a beautiful town that replicates the blend of traditional custom and modern way of living which makes the destination exceptional. Some of the well known tourist attractions in Gangtok include Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden, Shri Nalanda Institute for Higher Buddhist Studies, monasteries like Enchey, Labrang, Rumtek and Tsomgo Lake, Deer Park / Rustomji Park and Kechopari Lake (wishing lake), Tashi, Changu Lake etc. Here you can explore Kanchen Junga, one of the highest mountains peak in the world. People from across the world visit to the exciting land to take the clear view of this mountain.

Geyzing:


One of the best Sikkim tourist places to visit is Geyzing. It is an ideal town which is famous for its moderate temperature, which is also known as Gyalshing. Some of the tourist attractions seen in this place are Pemyangtse monastery, The Palace of the Chogyals and Khecheopalri Lake.

Yuksam:


Yuksum was known to be the first capital of Sikkim. It is an historical town which is located in the west of Sikkim. Yuksom is the base camp for many treks in Sikkim. One can trek to Tashiding/Dzongri peak/Goecha La from here. It is a very attractive place which is is surrounded by the splendid mountain peaks . some of this peaks are covered with snow throughout the year, which make the travelers to capture this stunning sights .

Pelling:


Pelling is a town in the district of west Sikkim. Here in Pelling we can see the best sikkim tourist places like Kanchenjungha Falls, the Chhange Waterfalls , Rimbi Falls and Phamrong Falls, Tashiding Monastery Khecheopalri Lake and Singshore Suspension Bridge. The most important is the impressive view of Mt. Kanchenjunga. Pelling also forms the base from where trekkers and other traveling adventurers. The places around Pelling is covered with alpine vegetation, with numerous waterfalls lining the hillside. In the months of winter, Pelling is sometimes covered with a blanket of snow.

Jorethang:


Jorethang is an important trade center in south Sikkim. The town is an expression of different cultures and religions. The most popular place one can see here are Hot Springs, Maghey Mela , Rangeet River etc.. This town is well known for its festival celebrations.

Kalimpong:


Kalimpong is also one of the most admired Sikkim tourist places. The place has got up with the rustic beauty, speckled with a variety of orchids as well as monasteries. This place is an ideal destination for enjoying a peaceful vacation against the stunning scenery of the Himalayas.

The culture of Sikkim is very much prejudiced by the Nepalese Culture. The best time to visit Sikkim is between March to May. A this time the flowers blossom and the weather will be pleasing and perfect for the tourists to visit this land. The main cuisine prepared here is mainly of the noodles.